Film Premiere of Carl Djerassi - My Life
Carl DjerassiThe Washington Film Premiere of Carl Djerassi - My Life In March 2011, some 250 people attended the Washington, D.C. film premiere of Carl Djerassi - My Life (Carl Djerassi - Mein Leben) at the Carnegie Institution for Science. The event featured a book signing with Carl Djerassi and a Q&A session moderated by Madeleine Jacobs, executive director and CEO of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Carnegie Institution for Science hosted the evening event in collaboration with the ACS and the Austrian Embassy’s Office of Science & Technology (OST).
Decoration in Gold
Charles Krewson III receiving the Decoration in Gold from Ambassador Prosl. Karl SchrammelOn April 15, 2011, Charles F. Krewson III was presented the Decoration in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria. In a lovely ceremony surrounded by family and friends, Charles received the award from Ambassador Christian Prosl. Educated at Penn State, the University of Southern California and Cornell, Charles served as a health care administrator for the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans Administration.
Austrian Cross of Honor
Professor Charles Everitt. StanfordOn May 4, 2011, Professor Dr. Charles William Francis Everitt received the Austrian Cross of Honor for Achievements in the Field of Science and the Arts (1st class). Professor Everitt was born on March 8, 1934. As a long-standing university professor at Stanford University in California, his scientific work has focused mainly on gravity research.
EU Open House Day 2011
Visitors at the Austrian Embassy. Karl SchrammelEU Open House Day 2011 In recognition of Europe Week, the EU Embassies in Washington, D.C. opened their doors to the public on May 7, 2011. The Austrian Embassy welcomed some 3,000 visitors that day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. At the Austrian Embassy, visitors were able to enjoy exquisite Austrian wine samples during a series of wine seminars featuring oenologist and "Kellermeister" Edgar Brutler from the Leo Hillinger winery and Klaus Wittauer, an importer of fine wines from Austria.
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Human Capital
Established in January 2011 and located in Vienna (Austria), the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital aims at becoming a world leader in demographic analyses of human capital formation and its impact on society, the economy, and the environment. Fundamental to the Centre's research is the belief that education is the key to an equitable and sustainable world.
Austria and the U.S.: Combating Terrorism and Cybercrime
Keeping citizens safe from the threats posed by international terrorism and cybercrime is of the utmost importance to the Austrian Minister of the Interior, Maria Fekter*. Given the global nature of these threats, close cooperation between members of the international community is essential.
The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
by Alexander Kmentt
On 25 February 2011, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) was officially launched by the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs and the renowned James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). The new Center will further strengthen the role of Civil Society in international disarmament efforts, and will provide independent expertise to international organizations based in Vienna.
Jewelery and Fashion Show
The Ready Launch AUSTRIA
by Andrea Schrammel
The jewelry and fashion show | The Ready Launch AUSTRIA has left a deep impression. The models of Austrian jewelry designer Oliver Weber were the first to walk the runway, wearing high-quality crystal fashion jewelry and other accessories, such as stylish sunglasses and fantastic bags. The internationally renowned Austrian fashion designer Edith A’ Gay then presented her newest collection, entitled re:vision fall winter 2011, catwalk by READY LAUNCH 2011.
American Football Kicks Off in Austria
The IFAF World Championship of American Football will be hosted by Austria from July 8th to 16th, 2011.
by Elisabeth Kollreider
The IFAF American Football World Championship will be held in Austria from July 8th until July 16th, Australia, Germany, France, Mexico, Canada, Japan, the current champion USA, and Austria will compete for the title of World Champion. The tournament will take place in the Austrian cities of Innsbruck, Graz, and Vienna. Michael Eschlböck, the president of the Austrian American Football Association (AAFA), said: "Never before has there been a bigger World Championship. We will play in the biggest stadiums and for the best fans.”
Numeric Puzzles at the Shoe Store
by Ambassador Christian Prosl
My Saturdays belong to my wife. Last week we went on a shoe-shopping spree. Going shoe-shopping is a delicate business. For some incomprehensible reason it often makes unsolved problems suddenly become apparent. This can happen as quickly as a snowstorm over Chicago. In order to avoid problems – after all, nobody wants their car demolished or their husband hurled in the air by a thunderstorm – I exercise particular caution when my wife takes me shoe-shopping.
Austria - the Green Heart of Europe
by Hans Kordik
In May 2010, Vienna was ranked first out of more than 220 cities participating in “Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey.” It was the second year in a row that the Austrian capital topped the international city ranking. The survey rated 39 criteria like safety, education, hygiene, health care, culture, recreation and political-economic stability. But above all, the survey identifies cities with the best eco-ranking based on water availability and drinkability, waste management, quality of sewage systems, air pollution, and public transportation.
MORE THAN ONE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN IN AUSTRIA’S EASTERN ALPS
by Markus Reiterer
Peter was on the run. He had just shot to kill, but then something had gone terribly wrong. Instead of the promising thud of a wounded deer going to the ground – promising that is, to feed his family -- he heard the shouts and barks from the valley coming towards him. Then he heard the first shots -- not aimed at deer, but aimed at him.
Hitchcock's Lost Film
According to the British Film Institute (BFI), the world’s most wanted film is Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Mountain Eagle,” released in 1927. Today, no known copies of the film exist; it is thus considered a lost film and tops the BFI’s most wanted list. The feature was Alfred Hitchcock’s second work, following “The Pleasure Garden,” and the reason we mention it here is its connection with Austria.